Full cast anounced for The Mystae

Posted on 23 January 2014.

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Full cast anounced for The Mystae

We are delighted to announce the that the cast of Nick Whitby’s The Mystae will be Adam Buchanan, Alex Griffin-Griffiths and Beatrice Scirocchi.

Preparing to leave small-town Cornwall for the bright lights of university and beyond, best friends Ina, Holman and Tre arrange one final night together before life, as they have always known it, will change forever. Inspired by Ina’s Greek heritage, they gather in a sea cave late at night to perform an ancient ritual – the Eleusinian Mysteries – hoping their participation in this rite will cement their friendship forever. But as the waves rise to cut them off and the ritual unfolds, hidden betrayals emerge and they begin to fear that the cave may hold other unimaginably dark secrets…

Nick Whitby explores the intensity of adolescent relationships on the cusp of adulthood in this exhilarating coming of age story. Nick returns to Hampstead Downstairs following The Complaint in 2012. Other credits include To the Green Fields Beyond (Donmar), directed by Sam Mendes, the Emmy Award-winning Smack the Pony (Channel 4), and drama documentary Last Flight to Kuwait (BBC).

Tim Carroll directed the critically acclaimed Twelfth Night and Richard III starring Mark Rylance, which played at Shakespeare’s Globe, in the West End, and is currently a Broadway sell-out. Tim’s numerous other theatre credits include Skane (Hampstead Downstairs) and The Merchant of Venice (RSC).

Lighting will be by Simon Opie with sound by John Leonard and casting by Nadine Rennie.

Adam Buchanan was the 2013 winner of the Alan Bates Bursary Award. He has previously been seen on stage in The Butterfly Lion (The Mercury Theatre and Bill Kenwright Ltd), As You Like It (Guildford Shakespeare Company) and The Colour of Justice, Nicholas Nickleby, Much ado about Nothing and The Man of Mode (GSA). TV includes Waking the Dead (BBC).

Alex Griffin-Griffiths graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2013 where he appeared in Vampire Story, Anne Boleyn, The Cherry Orchard, Beasts And Beauties, Our Country’s Good, Vincent I , Monkey Business and Royal Wedding. Other theatre credits include The Nutcracker (Nuffield Theatre), Richard III in Sam Wanamaker Festival 2012 (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Kontact (Sherman Theatre). Film includes Stella for Tidy Productions.

Beatrice Scirocchi makes her acting debut at Hampstead Downstairs. She trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, receiving a BA (Acting) in Collaborative and Devised Theatre. She is a co-founder of Engineer Theatre Collective.

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